TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Returning to PGD in October 2021

2021-09-24T12:31:57-04:00

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Returns to PGD Oct. 18-22 Make an appointment at www.identogo.com/precheck  PUNTA GORDA, FL (Sept. 13, 2021) – The IdentoGo TSA PreCheck Mobile RV will be coming to Punta Gorda Airport from Monday, October 18 –  Friday, October 22, 2021. The Mobile Enrollment Center will be located in the in the short-term parking lot across from the Snack Shack. TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience. For TSA PreCheck travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA PreCheck has more [...]

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Returning to PGD in October 20212021-09-24T12:31:57-04:00

Picture Paradise! New Photo Op Spot

2021-09-10T11:43:46-04:00

Airport Partnership with Art in Public Places Offers New Photo Op Spot at Bailey Terminal PUNTA GORDA, FL (Sept. 10, 2021) – Thanks to the Charlotte County Airport Authority’s partnership with the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) has a new colorful photo op spot for passengers to capture a selfie and share on social media. Local artist Larry E. Palmer painted a Charlotte Harbor sunset mural on a 10-foot wall in the corridor that connects ticketing and baggage claim in the Bailey Terminal. The scene is completed with two bar-height Adirondack chairs sourced from Ocean Isles [...]

Picture Paradise! New Photo Op Spot2021-09-10T11:43:46-04:00

 PGD Awarded FAA Grant for Runway 4-22

2021-09-03T16:56:56-04:00

 PGD Awarded $14.7 Million Federal GrantPUNTA GORDA, FL (Sept. 3, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority will be receiving $14,761,954 in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Runway 4-22. At 7,193 feet long, it is the longest of PGD’s three runways and is the primary runway used by commercial airliners.The runway was constructed in the 1940s and has endured decades of takeoffs and landings, so the center portion of the runway must be removed and reconstructed along its entire length.  The remaining portion of the runway will be milled and resurfaced. Both portions [...]

 PGD Awarded FAA Grant for Runway 4-222021-09-03T16:56:56-04:00

MSA’s Efforts Yield Measurable, Meaningful Growth

2021-08-31T11:41:47-04:00

news release provided by Charlotte County Economic DevelopmentFlorida’s Punta Gorda-Charlotte County MSA rises to #11 in Milken Institute’s “Best Performing Cities” ranking.A rise that lifts all boats: In this year’s Milken Institute Best Performing Cities Index, the Punta Gorda-Charlotte County MSA rose to #11 on the national Tier 1 Small Cities ranking, representing a critical milestone for the MSA’s ongoing efforts in economic growth and diversification, according to Dave Gammon, Director of the Charlotte County Economic Development Office.The research of the non-profit Milken Institute is focused on applying market principles to help business leaders and policymakers pursue innovations that foster broad-based [...]

MSA’s Efforts Yield Measurable, Meaningful Growth2021-08-31T11:41:47-04:00

Allegiant Adds Service to Austin & Bentonville

2021-08-10T09:56:37-04:00

News release provided by Allegiant: ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PUNTA GORDA TO TWO DESTINATIONS WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $49*  Punta Gorda, Fla. Aug. 10, 2021  — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces nonstop service to Bentonville, Ark. and Austin, Texas from Punta Gorda Airport. To celebrate, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $49.*The new routes are part of a 22-route expansion across Allegiant’s network, launching just in time to plan winter holiday getaways.“A hallmark of Allegiant’s service is to connect travelers to warmer destinations where they can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure activities,” [...]

Allegiant Adds Service to Austin & Bentonville2021-08-10T09:56:37-04:00

Sturgis Countdown – Allegiant Flights are Selling Out!

2021-07-20T10:57:22-04:00

News release provided by Allegiant.  BREAKING NEWS: STURGIS COUNTDOWN – FLIGHTS ARE SELLING OUT THERE’S STILL TIME FOR MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS TO BOOK A SPECIAL RIDE ON ALLEGIANT TO ATTEND NEXT MONTH’S STURGIS RALLY IN SOUTH DAKOTA PUNTA GORDA, Fla. July 20, 2021 — With the famed Sturgis Rally just three weeks away, limited seats remain on Allegiant’s (NASDAQ: ALGT) one-time only special service between Punta Gorda and Rapid City, S.D. Don’t miss your chance to catch a convenient, nonstop ride to attend the country’s premier motorcycle event and music festival, taking place Aug. 6 through 15. “An event built for [...]

Sturgis Countdown – Allegiant Flights are Selling Out!2021-07-20T10:57:22-04:00

PGD Wins FDOT’s Project of the Year

2021-07-19T16:34:15-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Wins FDOT's 2021 Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year Recognized for Runway 15-33 Rehab & Extension PUNTA GORDA, FL (July 20, 2021) – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently named PGD’s Runway 15-33 Rehab & Extension its 2021 Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year. The honor was bestowed to PGD’s CEO James W. Parish, P.E. at the Florida Airports Council Annual Conference held in Jacksonville this week. Each year the FDOT presents awards honoring superior achievement in the categories of Aviation Professional of the Year, Distinguished Aviation Service, Commercial Service Airport of the Year, [...]

PGD Wins FDOT’s Project of the Year2021-07-19T16:34:15-04:00

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun

2021-07-01T15:58:56-04:00

Rob Hancik is a commissioner on the Charlotte County Airport Authority and member of the Curmudgeon Club of Charlotte County. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Airport’s growth a financial boost for county PUNTA GORDA (June 26, 2021) - Punta Gorda Airport is back in full swing. April was the first month Allegiant flights averaged 75% full and total passenger numbers are now aligning with 2019 numbers. Commissioner Robert D. Hancik, A.A.E. If you make a morning trip to the terminal building you might not even think there was a pandemic… well except for the masks. While mask [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2021-07-01T15:58:56-04:00

Allegiant Adds Service to MSP & SGF

2021-06-29T08:21:07-04:00

News release provided by Allegiant.  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO 2 CITIES WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $49*   PUNTA GORDA, Fla. June 29, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces nonstop service from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to two new destinations: Minneapolis, Minn. and Springfield, Mo. beginning later this year. To celebrate the new launch date, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $49.* “Now more than ever, travelers choose to fly Allegiant because we connect them from point-to-point without the hassle of layovers or connections,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior [...]

Allegiant Adds Service to MSP & SGF2021-06-29T08:21:07-04:00

World Record Setting Solo Pilot to Visit PGD

2021-06-23T15:58:07-04:00

Source: AeroGuard Flight Training Center Pilot Attempting World Record "Youngest Around the World Solo" to Land in Punta Gorda, FL During Bid PUNTA GORDA, Florida, June 22, 2021 (Newswire.com) - An attempt at the world record for youngest around the world solo is currently underway, and will be landing to visit AeroGuard Flight Training Center in Punta Gorda, FL on June 28, 2021. Young Travis Ludlow, from the U.K., aged just 18 Years and 128 Days, is attempting to break the current world record by 30 days having left from London 23 days ago. Ludlow, who is now halfway through [...]

World Record Setting Solo Pilot to Visit PGD2021-06-23T15:58:07-04:00
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